Press Releases

The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC) and Wyoming Public Media (WPM) recently received a first-place award from the Wyoming State Historical Society (WSHS) in the audiovisual category for their collaborative Archives on the Air radio segment. The program was awarded at the annual WSHS awards ceremony.

Rawlins listeners can now hear Wyoming Public Radio news, music and cultural programs from 88.9 FM.

KAIW/Saratoga 88.9 was moved to Elk Mountain in 2017 to provide Wyoming Public Radio programming to a much larger area. The 89.9 FM signal will be broadcasting Classical Wyoming, and the transition was made throughout August and September.

Paul Montoya

Wyoming Public Media has recently improved services throughout Wyoming. 

Wyoming Public Radio Wins Four National Native Media Awards

Aug 2, 2019
Anna Rader

The Native American Journalists Association has recognized two Wyoming Public Media (WPM) reporters for their news features. Wyoming Public Radio News won four awards in the annual National Native Media Awards competition. 

Wyoming Public Radio News has been awarded a 2019 National Edward R. Murrow award in the small market category for Best Use of Sound. It was for Cooper McKim's story, Scientists Race To Research Stonefly Species Threatened By Climate Change.

Wyoming Public Radio & Media Wins Four National PRNDI Awards

Jun 17, 2019
Maggie Mullen

Wyoming Public Radio and Media won four national awards at the annual Public Radio News Directors conference in Washington D.C. over the weekend. Reporter Cooper McKim won first place for Best Use of Sound in Division B for his story on how scientists are following the fate of a stonefly species that can only be found in mountain streams. 

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Wyoming Public Media will receive funding from Report for America to support a full-time reporter based near the Wind River Reservation and covering the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe populations.

Anna Rader

Tennessee Watson, an education reporter with Wyoming Public Media, was selected as a Nieman Fellow by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Following her year as a Nieman Fellow, she will have additional support as an Abrams Nieman Fellow to do an investigative project on juvenile justice in Wyoming. 

Three Wyoming Public Media reporters were awarded four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards honoring outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism. 

Wyoming Public Radio Wins Two National PRNDI Awards

Jun 25, 2018

Wyoming Public Radio has won two national first-place awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). Reporter Melodie Edwards won first place for Best Use of Sound in Division B which recognizes stations with news staff sizes between 4 and 7 people. HumaNature also won first place in Division B for Best Station Podcast.  

Wyoming Public Radio Wins Murrow Awards

Apr 25, 2017
Wyoming Public Media

For the third straight year, Wyoming Public Radio News has been awarded three Edward R. Murrow awards for reporting excellence. WPR won in Region 3 after facing off against public and commercial radio stations from Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. The awards were announced by the Radio Television Digital News Association or RTDNA.

Wyoming Public Radio Wins Three 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards

Apr 19, 2016
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The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced that Wyoming Public Radio is the winner of three regional Edward R. Murrow awards. 

The highly coveted awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.

The Wyoming Public Radio News Department was awarded three Regional Edward R. Murrow awards today. WPR competes in region three in the small market category. 

News Director Bob Beck said that everyone is excited about the news. "These are highly sought after awards and are difficult to win. I am extremely proud of our news team for their commitment to excellence. To win three awards in one year is amazing."